AN INSPIRING CAMPUS EMBEDDED IN THE CULTURE AND FABRIC OF BRISTOL
Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus is the most significant development in the recent history of the University of Bristol. It represents a major engagement in the city, redeveloping a prominent, but long-derelict, brownfield site by Temple Meads Train Station, the chief arrivals point of the city. Through ecologically sensitive public realm, community engagement, and new city connections, the campus will become an integral part of Bristol and the significant regeneration to the east of the city.
The 38,000 sqm building will be home to three schools and three research institutes, and used by 4,600 students and 650 University staff. A rich variety of teaching and learning spaces, research laboratories, offices, hack spaces and workshops are enhanced by atria and wintergardens, social, dining, community and enterprise spaces. The building will welcome and actively engage local communities and partners.
We are creating a dedicated space for collaboration and discovery where businesses, civic partners and the local community can work together with our students, academics and researchers.
Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice Chancellor, New Campus Development
THE UNIVERSITY’S HOME FOR THE FUTURE
Evocative of their use and position in the city, during the day the buildings will reflect the city and the sky, changing spectacularly at night when the interior will be illuminated for all to see the activity within.
The new campus is on a seven-acre brownfield site, the former position of the Royal Mail sorting office; a long-standing ruin in a prominent position by Temple Meads railway station.
Opening up routes into the station, to the east of Bristol and to the floating harbour, the campus is arranged around a welcoming public realm. It invites visitors and passers-by to walk through, enjoy the landscape, and enter the buildings’ open ground floors.
The Campus will be open to everyone and provide inspiring spaces to meet, learn and make new connections.
Sustainable for people and planet
The campus will be car free and the most sustainable part of the university’s estate, helping to achieve its ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030. The public realm will be a green, open and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy.
Our inclusive, community focussed approach to the campus is epitomised by the Story Exchange. A circular events space, it has been designed to curate conversation on equal terms. Seating 35 people it can be used to bring different groups of people together, or as an exhibition space or by local schools.